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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 30, 2009 11:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: China Doll

Yeah, these things tend to come up over & over.... It's funny how every time Hunter's original title of "Suicide Song" is mentioned, someone says, "What? I've never heard that before!"
Though people may think of forums like this as a "community", it's more like a hobo camp where different people drift in & out at different times, ignorance prevails at all times, and the most insightful members are the ones who haven't been heard from in months or years.... But that's life.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Oct 2, 2009 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: China Doll

Your plaintive comment on 'community' caught my eye, light, if I may call you that!
I miss the participation of many of the forum's former contributors, especially AshesRising, ghostofpig, BryanE and many others whose names I've temporarily forgotten (organic brain syndrome). However, folks like your good self, help keep the home fires burning.

The wiki says, 'In human communities, intent, belief, resources, preferences, needs, risks, and a number of other conditions may be present and common, affecting the identity of the participants and their degree of cohesiveness.'

Your 'Hobo Camp' description does appeal to me though. http://hobocampreview.blogspot.com/2009/09/howie-good.html

I Am A Lonesome Hobo

Kind ladies and kind gentlemen,
Soon I will be gone,
But let me just warn you all,
Before I do pass on;
Stay free from petty jealousies,
Live by no man's code,
And hold your judgment for yourself
Lest you wind up on this road.

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